A passion and hope I had during my years as Group Lead for the Web Standards Project was to reach out and create a network with peers around the globe. After all, this is the World Wide Web, right? It made sense to me that in order to advance our mission that being inclusive rather than exclusive was a more natural choice.
To that end, I began to think about a new kind of group for WaSP. This group would not be a Task Force or committee, rather, a working group dedicated to sharing resources globally. The vision was to provide a locus for translation, networking, information exchange and even face-to-face meetups wherever possible. The group would be inclusive of individuals as well as other groups, connecting various national organizations and providing stronger professional resources for web developers and designers worldwide.
Knowing that personal changes were coming soon for me, I was somewhat hesitant to put forth the idea, fearing I’d leave a new idea in the wake of an old challenge I’d faced so long with WaSP. Grass roots, volunteer organizations are very difficult to manage as obviously individual priorities such as paid work and family must take precedence over volunteer time. But I proposed my idea anyway, and am so very happy I did.
After my proposal, the group began to not only grow but self-organize democratically. Now, the ILG is formally led by two incredibly dedicated women, Stephanie Troeth and Glenda Sims, whose individual contributions to professionalism and excellence in our industry are simply outstanding. Together with an astonishingly diverse and talented group of people from around the world, this progressive, inclusive vision is moving forward with passion and grace.
So it is with great pride and true joy that I introduce to you today the Web Standards Project International Liaison Group.
With love always, Molly
Molly E. Holzschlag Former Group Lead, Web Standards Project (WaSP)
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- #1 On February 2nd, 2007 3:49 am ononlinework – Web Standards Project International Liaison Group replied:
[...] Und weiter geht es mit den Nachrichten um/von Molly Holzschlag: In einem Beitrag auf webstandards.org (hier in deutsch) verkündet Molly die Gründung der Web Standards Project International Liaison Group. [...]
- #2 On February 2nd, 2007 5:15 am porcupine colors » Blog Archive » H WASP ανακοινώνει το Διεθνές Γκρουπ Συνεργασίας (ILG) replied:
[...] Σήμερα είναι μια σημαντική μέρα. Σήμερα ανακοινώθηκε επίσημα από τη WASP (Web Standards Project) η δημιουργία του Διεθνούς Γκρουπ Επικοινωνίας (International Liaison Group ή σε συντομία ILG). [...]
- #3 On February 2nd, 2007 8:39 am Matt Robin replied:
I didn’t know Glenda was involved with this – she rocks! :)
- #4 On February 2nd, 2007 9:16 am JR Duboc replied:
French trackback about this article on Dubocdesign.com :
“Le groupe de liaison International du WASP est officiel
Une nouveau départ pour les standards du web.”
- #5 On February 2nd, 2007 10:33 am hlb’s weblog » WaSP 公佈跨國際聯絡團隊 (ILG) replied:
[...] 醞釀已久的WaSP ILG終於正式公佈了，詳情請見新聞稿，你也可以參考繁體中文版本。 [...]
- #6 On February 5th, 2007 7:07 pm Introducing the WaSP International Liaison Group - The Daily Molly replied:
[...] Introducing the WaSP International Liaison Group I’d like to let folks know about the Web Standard Project’s new International Liaison Group. Among the group’s various goals is to promote standards around the globe, and do so by making resources and information available in multiple languages. Posted by Molly E. Holzschlag in Announcements at 23:27 | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0) Trackbacks Trackback specific URI for this entry No Trackbacks Comments Display comments as (Linear | Threaded) No comments Add Comment [...]
- #7 On March 2nd, 2007 2:12 pm porcupine colors » Blog Archive » WaSP Announces the International Liaison Group (ILG) replied:
[...] Today is a great day. Today was formally announced by WASP the International Liaison Group (ILG). [...]
- #8 On March 26th, 2007 4:42 am Learning the World » WaSP International Outreach replied:
[…] The Web Standards Project (WaSP) has a new International Liaison Group (ILG) of which I’m a member now. I’m excited to network with competent people around the globe and can’t wait to change the world. […]
- #9 On April 18th, 2007 3:12 am Web Standards Korea » WaSP ��� ��� ��(International Liaison Group) ���� ���� replied:
[...] This article is translation version of WaSP Announces the International Liaison Group (ILG) in Korean. [...]
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